The black mamba is rated among the fastest land snakes in the world. Capable of lightning fast strikes and possessing one of the most toxic concoction of enzymes and proteins available in the reptile world. Huge volumes of potent neuro toxic venom makes this snake the most feared serpent in Africa and rated by many experts world wide as the most dangerous snake on the planet. Therefore, photographing a black mamba in its natural habitat is quite a challenge and this photo was only possible with the help and assistance of Neville Wolmarans and Helen Bauermeister, two experienced snake experts from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
I am a wildlife photographer and a safari tour guide.